Multicultural Day

MCD 2021 Theme: Climate of Change

This year is like no other year to date. So, in keeping in stride, our Multicultural "Day" will be a virtual online salon style presentation of student, staff and community contributions. We WILL have a virtual Multicultural Day on April 13, 2021. The day will feature videos and break-out MCD sessions that students and staff can choose from.

Student Contest

The Multicultural Day Committee is soliciting submissions for this year's theme, Climate of Change, as a banner/poster design and theme logo. We want student contributions! This is a Design contest, with cash prizes:

We are inviting submissions for a virtual banner header

Designs submitted should be 3000 X 1800 pixels (minimum).
PRIZES: First place $200. Second place $100. Third place $50. All submissions will be displayed online.

We are also inviting submissions for this year's logo

An icon that will be used for social media, and as CTA block on our MC Homepage. files and be at least 1500 X 1500 pixels in size

ALL Artwork should be submitted as a PDF, JPG, AI, or PSD file. 

Deadline for submissions is February 21, 2021 Submissions should be sent to Dina Pielaet, MC Marketing, Communications and Web Design Coordinator.

Looking For Presenters

Please contact us if you are interested in being a presenter for our MCD event on April 13, 2021.

 

Sun globe in orange and red with large whit LatinX title

LATINX HERITAGE MONTH

September 15–October 15

Young hispanic male wearing a hat, Saul Flores, with Walk of the immigrants title

The Walk of Immigrants

Saul Flores 

Occurred on Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30pm.

A highly attended and fantastic virtual presentation (pronounced sah–ool), is a philanthropist, photojournalist, and speaker who is nationally recognized for his social impact projects. Through his most recent project, Saul documents the amazing lives of thousands of Latin American immigrants to fundraise for an elementary school in his mother’s hometown. His work has been featured on National Public Radio, MSNBC, and TEDX. Additionally, Saul has been featured as a keynote speaker for dozens of universities, inspiring audiences through his visual presentations, in which he helps people realize the capacity of their immense human potential given times of extreme adversity.

Saul walked 5,328 miles through ten countries to document how grueling and dangerous the journey of immigrants to the United States can be and to raise money for an elementary school in Atencingo, Mexico. The story of his journey, accompanied by a series of photographs, capture the essence of the people, communities, and cultures he encountered along the way. We hope to see you there!

The Associated Students of Moorpark College and the Latinx Club invite you to experience the recording of this event for the next 30 days:

WATCH RECORDED PRESENTATION NOW

Past Virtual Events

Dr.Martin Alberto Gonzalez- Local Author

Occurred on October 6, 2020. 5:30-7:00pm 

Dr. Martín Alberto Gonzalez is regularly invited to K-12 schools and universities/colleges as a motivational speaker, and even has a TEDx talk titled, “Boxnard,” which is available on YouTube. He is an awardee of various prestigious awards, including the Ford Foundation Fellowship and the Most Outstanding Graduating Senior at California State University, Northridge. In addition to sharing his message about the importance of telling stories, specifically counter-stories, Dr. Gonzalez read stories from his social justice-based book, “21 Miles of Scenic Beauty...and Oxnard.” His presentation was described by the many teachers and students present as “inspirational,” “thought-provoking, very engaging,” and “life changing.”

The cover of the key to the city, with lively small art on bright green background

 

COVID-19 & THE LATINX COMMUNITY 

Occurred on October 7, 2020 from 3:00PM – 4:00PM

There is increasing evidence that the Latinx community is being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Many Joined us for this online webinar as our special guest panelist, GAGAN PAWAR, M.D. Chief Medical Officer of Clinicas del Camino Real, Inc., presented relevant information and insights about the realities of COVID-19 in our communities. 

Corona virus in light blue color imposed over vials of blood in a lab for Clinicas Covid talk

 

Hispanic/Latino/LatinX Identity Labels:

An Examination of Cultural Values and Personal Experiences

Happened on September 22, 2020. Recording will be posted soon.

An open discussion was led by Dr. Thomas Avila Carrasco Professor Department of American Ethnic Studies, Santa Barbara City College, along with Marnie Melendez, Josepha Baca, Maria Thayer and Nicole Bicakci  (ASMC) with faculty, staff and students in our Moorpark College Community about the labels used to define us.  Discussion included questions like; Are these terms inclusive? Derogatory? Politically motivated? Do they help to unite or divide the Latinx community?  What is the history of the labels we use to define us? The event had many participants and we will be posting a recording as soon as it is available.

A latina woman dressed in a traditional outfit.

 

EVERY VOICE MATTERS!

SUBMIT YOUR STUDENT WORK 

We want to feature Student work in our virtual space with art and media for Latinx Heritage Month (September 15-October 15). AND all of our online Virtual Multicultural day activities throughout the year. We are interested in creative digital submissions that reflect the beauty and diversity of Latinx people and culture and social justice. We are also interested in YOUR voice and expression for the virtual site to come!

ESSAYS & POETRY 

Word Doc, PDF, Email

SPOKEN WORD

Loud clear audio recording as MP3 audio file sent via Email

PHOTO OR ART

JPEG, PDF

VIDEO

1920 X 1080 horizontal format as MOV or MP4 file

All submissions that are appropriate in content will be added to our website. Live performance will be recorded and added to the website. This is a great opportunity for expressionism and sharing with MC teachers and peers, friends, family and your community. Be a part of the change!
Submit to Dina Pielaet

Understanding White Supremacy 

The first in the Social Justice Lecture Series for the 2020-21 Academic Year, sponsored by the Multicultural Day committee was an amazing experience. Recording will be made available.

Presented on September 29 to a District-wide audience of 200 by Loretta J. Ross, Visiting Associate Professor, Program for the Study of Women and Gender, Smith College 2019-2021

Loretta Rose, African American woman smiles at camera

Ms Ross tackled the issues relative to: White Supremacy a permanent feature of race and gender politics in contemporary U.S. society and How one appropriately responds to its ideology and political power in the Age of Trump. This lecture analyzed the history, prevalence, and current manifestations of the white supremacist movement by examining ideological components, tactics and strategies, and its relationship to mainstream politics.

This Event Occurred on Tuesday September 29, 2020. WATCH THE RECORDED WEBINAR
https://vod.ccctechconnect.org/vo/261722/099926e0b968e2ae1d25fa7cc4f9c87523dd4821

STUDENT WORK 2021

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL EVENT INFO